Greg Kerekez

My name is Greg Kerekez and I am a Naturalist. I have a fascination with the natural world and I want to share what I discover to remind people of the amazing circumstance they are a part of.  I consider photography a necessary means for capturing the magnificent beauty I experience in the neighboring wild. My photography promotes exploration, personal discovery, and acquisition of knowledge. With my photography, I hope to preserve events as a way of validating their existence in order to focus attention toward the taken for granted connection between all matter in the universe.

I began to realize the connection with my environment at a young age.  I grew up along the American River in Rancho Cordova, California.  My spare time as an adolescent was spent biking and hiking; studying the plants and animals; and catching butterflies along the river parkway.  However, my experience wasn’t restricted to the American River, each Summer my family would take a road trip to a different National Park in the United States: Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Everglades and many others.

I picked up a camera in 2005 after realizing that catching butterflies was unethical. I found I could study the butterflies through pictures without causing them any harm.  With this realization, my world expanded and I was now able to study all aspects of nature in this manner. I began to photograph plants, insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and the habitats they live in.

After emerging from the darkrooms of  Sacramento City College with a Certificate in Photography Spring 2007; I then moved to San Jose, California to attend San Jose State University. I graduated with a B.A. in Photography in the Spring of 2011.

Currently, I spend my time documenting the wild life in San Jose working and sometimes struggling to coexist with the urban environment.  I continue to travel extensively every year to further the tradition of natural exploration instilled by my parents.   My objective is to set an example, raise awareness, and make a difference for the betterment of our society and planet, all while photographing what drives me the most, the connection between me and my environment.


2 Responses to Greg Kerekez

  1. gil epis says:


    i’m wondering if you’ve summarized any data that you may have collected from the earth day guadalupe river cleanup last month?…

    and thank you again for organizing the cleanup… it was my first one and i found it a very enjoyable use of my time…

    gil epis

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